With an eye on the future of seascaping, a team of scientists from the University of Adelaide and the Australian National University have created an artist’s impression of the most iconic seascaped areas of the globe.
Seascapes are a special type of landscape, created by the wind and currents and controlled by water currents.
While there are other forms of landscape on the planet, like forests and grasslands, they’re the ones that are most closely linked to nature, according to Dr David Wray, an expert in the history of landscape and an expert on landscape design.
“The beauty of a seascaper is its simplicity, it’s very easy to understand, you don’t need to understand a lot of science to get the idea,” Dr Wray said.
“We think there are many forms of seascape that are more traditional and that we’ve had for a long time.”
Dr Wray says it’s important to understand that seascapers were not created in isolation from nature, but were an extension of the landscape.
“It is an extension and an extension on what we know about the natural world, what we’ve seen in nature over time, and what we’re able to do in nature,” Dr Tania Wray told News Corp.
“And it’s about how we understand those processes and how we use those processes to build a place where we can live and where we have our place.”
The team at the University have used 3D computer modelling to create a model of seabed, which allows the team to see how the seabes might have looked if there were no current currents in the water.
“Seabed is a great place to see the different ways that we can shape the landscape,” Dr William Crampton, the lead author of the paper, said.
The seabels were created using a combination of modelling, computer modeling, geophysical modelling and computer graphics.
The research is published in Geophysical Research Letters.
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